Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Gifts and Thank You! Then me waffling!
Just a couple of weeks ago on one of the blogs i mentioned of late i have not had any money to put back into miniatures. Even after doing well at Kensington everything i earned went into fixing the boiler, having plumbers in to unblock pipes, clothes for children, food, bills and everything eles that seems to have its hand out on a daily basis.
I'm always resourceful and always find a way to make minis even when i have no budget to spend. I knows it's bad business sense but feeding kids and clothing them always comes first.
One of the ladies Ira at Merry Jingle Crafts read my comment and without even letting me know sent a parcel of polymer clay, beads, some tiny plant pots, a skeleton and a beautiful bookmark with a blue sapphire on the Angel. Saphires are the Birthstone for September!
I always love parcels, not just for the content but mainly for the good intentions from the person that sends them. I'm a bit of a sentimental person!
Make sure you check out Ira's blog, she makes fab wands and her Poe house is wonderful!
Of late i've struggle to find enough time to comment on blogs and have only commented here and there in the past on Ira's, so it really came as a surprise!
The polymer clay Ira sent are various colours but she also sent some cernit clay i've not tried before. The colours are beautifully subtle and not as bright a fimo and love them. Plus its not as squidgy as fimo is at the moment in the heat of today.
Not only that but i also won some Mini Mail from Katie at Katies Clay Corner
I love Katies blog. Recently she has been busy making jugs, but if you go back to older posts you can see her star wars toy shop, and also the tree house she is building from Foam. She's ever so clever and inventive and can't wait to see them
Thank you Ira and Katie!
Today i'm trying my best to sculpt some sleeping pumpkins. It's so hot and humid here today the clay seems to be acting like butter. Putting the clay in the fridge and freezer doesn't help because in seconds it's warm again, nor does icy cold hands help. So i think i'll give up on these for a day or so hoping the weather cools a little.
I have a batch of mandrakes waiting for faces too, lol. Poor things will have to wait too. Roll on icy cold winter days i say!